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HISTORY OF CARROLL COUNTY IOWA
A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement
VOLUME II ILLUSTRATED
CHICAGO THE S. J. CLARKE PUBLISHING COMPANY 1912
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Transcribed and donated by Vance Tigges & Kathy Weaver.
JOSEPH S. SCHAPMANN *pages 12 & 13*
Among the native sons of Iowa who are utilizing the excellent opportunities offered by this state to the agriculturist and stock-raiser is numbered Joseph S. Schapmann. He was born in Carroll, Carroll county, on the 26th of December, 1875, a son of Henry and Mary (Drees) Schapmann. The father, who was born near Berlin, Germany, came to the United States in young manhood and for a time made his home in Dubuque, Iowa, whence he removed to Carroll, Carroll county, at an early day, being one of the very first business men of that city. At one time he conducted a store at Mount Carmel, Iowa, and engaged in farming for a year, after which he entered the saloon business in Carroll and there passed away on the 2d of January, 1885. His remains were interred at the cemetery at Mount Carmel. His wife still survives and makes her home with her son, Joseph S. Schapmann, who is the third in order of birth in a family of four sons and one daughter, the others being as follows: John, a resident of Nebraska; Henry, deceased; Frank F., of Tilden, Nebraska; and Mary, residing with her mother.
At the usual age Joseph S. Schapmann became a pupil in the schools of Mount Carmel, and then of Breda, following which he became an attendant of the parochial schools of Carroll, and after passing through consecutive grades therein completed his education in the college of that city. He thus became well equipped by thorough mental training for life's practical and responsible duties, and since entering the business world has manifested keen sagacity and sound judgment. He is now operating the old homestead farm for his mother, consisting of three hundred and twenty acres in Kniest township, in addition to which they own considerable land in Nebraska, Kansas and Idaho. His time is divided between his general farming and stock-raising interests, being an extensive feeder of graded stock, and in both branches his efforts are meeting with most satisfactory results, for he is industrious, energetic and persevering and gives close attention to the details of his business, while at the same time he employs the most modern and up-to-date methods.
Mr. Schapmann was married June 9, 1908, to Miss Frances Ortner, and unto them have been born two children: Agnes and Alma. Mr. and Mrs. Schapmann hold membership in the Mount Carmel Catholic church and the former is identified fraternally with the Modern Woodmen of America at Breda, Iowa, and the Knights of Columbus, at Carroll. Early in life he became interested in the politics of the country and, forming his own opinions and rules of conduct, has given support to the democratic party. He has served as clerk of the township and has ever been a helpful worker for the best interests of the community in which he resides, at all times being in line with any movement purposing to better local conditions. His entire life has been passed in this locality and his genuine worth has given him a firm hold upon the regard, respect and good will of all with whom he has come in contact.
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